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Robert W. Curran

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  • Hampden parking restrictions get preliminary approval

    Hampden parking restrictions get preliminary approval
    A proposal to limit parking outside homes near a major shopping center redevelopment in Hampden won preliminary approval in a tight vote by a divided Baltimore City Council Monday night. The bill would create a resident-only parking zone in...
  • City Council reintroduces bill to ban plastic bags

    City Council reintroduces bill to ban plastic bags
    The Baltimore City Council is once again trying to ban many stores from giving plastic bags to customers — only a month after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shot down its last attempt. On Monday, Councilman Bill Henry reintroduced a bill Rawlings-...
  • Maxie's in Charles Village loses liquor license for six weeks

    Maxie's in Charles Village loses liquor license for six weeks
    Maxie's Pizza Bar & Grille of Charles Village has had its liquor license suspended for six weeks and agreed to pay $8,000 in fines for serving alcohol to minors on two occasions this past fall. A plea deal previously agreed upon by Thomas Akras, the...
  • Security threat at Baltimore police station raises questions about public access

    Security threat at Baltimore police station raises questions about public access
    The recent security breach at a Baltimore Police station — the second incident in five months — is raising questions about whether the city strikes the right balance between making such buildings accessible and protecting those inside. On...
  • City didn't have enough staff to monitor speed cameras, officials testify

    City didn't have enough staff to monitor speed cameras, officials testify
    Baltimore's once-extensive speed camera program failed in part because the city didn't have enough staff to monitor the rush of tickets generated, three officials testified before a City Council investigative committee Monday. Deputy Mayor Khalil Zaied,...
  • Councilman wants health grades displayed at Baltimore restaurants

    Councilman wants health grades displayed at Baltimore restaurants
    A city councilman is pushing a bill that would require every restaurant in Baltimore to post a health grade based on the facility's cleanliness — but some restaurants are pushing back. "We know this policy has been proven across the country to be...
  • Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms

    Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms
    The City Council voted Monday to ban plastic grocery bags and require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promptly repeated her pledge to veto both bills. "I can't sign legislation...
  • Democratic club looks to reinvent Baltimore tradition

    Democratic club looks to reinvent Baltimore tradition
    Long gone are the days when Harry "Soft Shoes" McGuirk ruled South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club as a benevolent despot, the last of the city's old-school political bosses. So, too, is the era when the Curran family's United Third District...
  • Mayoral vetoes: sometimes common, sometimes not

    For more than a decade, mayoral vetoes were practically unheard of in Baltimore. Not anymore. Within the past three months, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has vetoed or vowed to veto three City Council bills — legislation empowering the council to...
  • City Hall theater

    City Hall theater
    No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way....
  • Hogan defeats Brown

    Hogan defeats Brown
    Republican Larry Hogan's campaign to "Change Maryland" scored a stunning upset Tuesday as he defeated Democrat Anthony G. Brown in the race for governor. Hogan, 58, ran on a promise to curb state spending and cut taxes. He will become Maryland's...